The Darker the Berry….

This dark skin of mine glistens in the sun, dazzling in all its melanin

This dark skin of mine, free from chemicals and bleach, shines on vividly despite being called less than …

This dark skin of mine, is not pretty for a dark skin girl, but is pretty because it exists in all its glory

This dark skin of mine is a gift, not a blemish, not a stain

This dark skin of mine shapes the way I move through the world and the way the world views me

This dark skin of mine does not want your fetichism or your colour struck naivety 

This dark skin of mine needs healing and nurturing. It doesn’t need your refusual to accept that colourism still runs deep

This dark skin of mine, darker than a paper bag refuses to bow down to your disdain

This dark skin of mine is unapologetically dark and will carry on radiating despite your pleas 

This dark skin cries

This dark skin loves

This dark skin lives

Rise dark girl

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